TIL: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Contest_mobility “Contest mobility refers to system of social mobility in which all individuals are seen as participants in a race where elite status is the end goal and the contest is an open one. The idea is also sometimes referred to as tournament mobility. This serves in opposition to sponsored mobility, in which controlled selection is prevalent.” It contrasts with “sponsored mobility”. Reality is hybrid; a mix of both, but young Americans are taught to believe in Contest Mobility from a young age.

TIL:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Contest_mobility
“Contest mobility refers to system of social mobility in which all individuals are seen as participants in a race where elite status is the end goal and the contest is an open one. The idea is also sometimes referred to as tournament mobility. This serves in opposition to sponsored mobility, in which controlled selection is prevalent.”
 
It contrasts with “sponsored mobility”. Reality is hybrid; a mix of both, but young Americans are taught to believe in Contest Mobility from a young age.

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